By Alexander Cornwell, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: The $32 billion (Dh117.5 billion) expansion of Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) is set to go ahead with construction likely to begin by the end of the year.
The project was endorsed on Monday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in a statement issued by Dubai Airports.
DWC opened to passenger airlines last October with an initial capacity of between five and seven million and has seen a steady take-up of carriers including Qatar Airways and Gulf Air, who also maintain operations at Dubai International.
The first phase of expansion will take six to eight years to build and will be able to accommodate 120 million passengers a year once completed. More info